Working on the Western Slope, is a collaborative exhibit at the Museum of the West in Grand Junction, Colorado that will run in conjunction with a travelling Smithsonian exhibit called “The Way We Worked.”  Information about the travelling exhibit is at That presentation will take the theme of work from a national perspective while the Grand Junction exhibit is taking it from a regional/local perspective.

Rio Blanco County Historical Society is honored to have been invited to participate in this collaborative effort. Our “story” will be about how the cowboys and sheepherders worked in Northwest Colorado from the early days until now. With a display featuring the cowboy’s hat, chaps, bandana, spurs, and boots along with an old wooden water bucket from a sheep wagon, the exhibit will also include early photos depicting the hard work of these workers.

The exhibit opens February 20th and runs through May 2nd. Entrance to the Museum of the West and to this exhibition is free with membership to RBCHS. Please stop by the White River Museum for a free pass if you plan to go.